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Friday, 22 May 2015

The Revenant (Katherine L. Gordon)



Solstice approaches
radiating obscure corners,
long rays finding dim walls
in darker paneling
rarely visited by sun-scour.
The portrait of young Mrs. Moffatt,
bundled in dark nineteenth century clothes
her delicate face above muffling collar,
comes to life.   Fair hair, opening eyes
stare back at this annual meeting.
The watch, pinned to her bodice, glistens
with an old count of time unfulfilled.
So young, so lovely, surprised to be dead.
Married to a large man, her child too big
for that small frame.  She died of that birthing,
never to mother her over-size daughter.
Her portrait carried to each family event
by a husband who never thought to be parted.
She returns to greet descendants every solstice,
slides back into darkness when the long rays shorten again,
receding from the niche of her unlit tomb.
 

 
Katherine L. Gordon
last week of May, 2015   

Sunday, 10 May 2015

new book by Ed Baker

just yesterday published…. my 1998 / 2016 book.
 

both as a free-to-read ebook and as a pay-for paper-back.
here is the ebook as Moria did it:
http://www.moriapoetry.com/bakerebook.pdf
 

and how to get the paper version:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ed-baker/neighbor/paperback/product-22165655.html



included in the book are some of my very-first ever drawings.
 
cheers, Ed